Friday, June 20, 2008

Many thanks

Thanks for the birthday greetings! They were much needed and appreciated. The day got better. The family realized what day it was, I got to work and there were flowers and balloons along with my coworkers singing to me. (Yes, Deb I got your singing voice mail...keep up with those lessons, you're coming along great!)
Here's a quilty preview:
new quilt
I'm sad about this one. It's a shower gift for someone who doesn't like me very much. This person also doesn't particularly like handmade things very much especially when made by someone who is me. Before you say, "Don't even go to the shower", "Don't give her any gift"; I have to go, there's no way around it. So, I am using my very nice fabric in colors that she loves and I will make a very nice quilt, all the while knowing that it may end up in Goodwill. (Yes, I will haunt the local Goodwill stores after the shower and buy it back)
Sorry to be so vague here but it's all I can say.
Keep watching for quilty progress!


Diane said...
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the petal fairy said...

I enjoy to visit here and learn so much, but I'm so far from you... I'm a beginner.


Jada2929 said...

You are a better person than me! I would never, ever make a gift for someone who would be that way. I hope she secretly loves it, even if she never tells you.

Or here is an idea. "Forget" to take a few pins out. Oopsie.

sappmama said...

Here is my advice, which you did not ask for and maybe do not want:

When you're sewing the quilt, scratch the way this person feels about you, and the way you might feel about her, and focus on two things only: Stitching in good wishes for the future of the child it's to be for, and your own personal enjoyment of the act of quilting. Once you're done, release it.

Please don't ban me from your blog for my philosophizing. :)

Carol said...

Sappmama, Banned!
ha ha ha
Never! Only Adam the spammer is banned here.
2 more bits of info-
1-It's a bridal showel
2-I am making a quilt for the sister of this person for her bridal shower later in the year so it would look bad if I didn't do it for both.

Thanks for the support, you guys rock!!

debbie said...

Who is this bitch? Not one of our relatives or half assed relatives? She thinks who she is!

I can get philosphical too, just let me at her!

Love, Big Debbie

Jus Shar Designs said...

It's gotta be family. :-) It's the only people you have to pretend to like.

kelly said...

Wow. I feel terrible for you having to make this, knowing that it won't be appreciated. Believe it or not, I've been in a similar position.

As sappmama suggested, I just tried to focus on my own enjoyment of quilting while working on it. Good luck -- at least you've got pretty fabrics to play with!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Grrrr. I have a sis-in-law who doesn't like handmade stuff. Weirdos. But at least she is nice, which is more than can be said for your gal. Hope it is not too horrible for you--you are the better person.
Hugs! Karen

qusic said...

she will LOVE it, even if she never admits it. Positive vibrations will
work out eventually.
Hugs Ch.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, I'm behind with my blogging. Sorry I missed your birthday.
So sorry to hear that this beautiful quilt will go to someone who doesn't appreciate it. Love the fabrics.
Totally understand what you mean by having to go and having to do the present. Hope you find it at goodwill if it goes there.

Junie Moon said...

I admire your willingness to make this wonderful gift. I think it shows class no matter what the circumstances are behind this story. You could also quietly say to her "I know we have our differences, but I want you to know I do care about you and hope this gift demonstrates that." That should give her pause for thought.

Shelly G & Hope P said...

I don't believe the gifts need to be even-steven... Just because you are making something lovely for someone close to you... Doesn't mean you have to do the same for the person who is difficult... In fact, it seems to take away from the gift of the person you care about...I have tried to teach my children that in life not all things are equal... Perhaps you can come up with a completely different gift for this person... or take the money you would have used to buy fabric and by some little thing on their registry list... I don't mean to ramble... Nor, do you have to take my advice... I just hate to see you put in so much effort to have it wind up tossed aside... A gift is meant to go to a loving home... You are wonderful... and talented...